Senior Technical Director and Lens Division Liaison
Michael represents the viewpoint of the Lens Division at the staff level, and interacts with the individual members to understand their unique perspective and concerns. He also works with them to develop and execute programs and find solutions to meet their business challenges.
With more than four decades of industry experience, Michael's far-reaching expertise guarantees a clear exchange of information and ideas related to the Lens Division membership, and will ensure members are maximizing the benefits and services available to them from The Vision Council. As Lens Division Liaison, he works closely with the Division Chair to represent lens manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers and their positions, including but not limited to American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) meetings and forums. Michael is also the Secretariat for ANSI ASC Z80 and the US TAG Leader to ISO TC172/SC7/WG3 for Ophthalmic Optics.
Michael joined the optical industry in 1977 and has held various upper level management positions over the course of his career, including Director of Corporate Quality and Standards for Essilor of America and Director of Operations for Sutherlin Optical. He is a North Carolina Licensed Optician, is NCLE Certified and has an ABO Masters in Ophthalmic Optics.